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Amir Khan: Me and Goyat Will Fight Fiercely For WBC Pearl Title!

As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, Amir Khan is to meet Indian fighter Neeraj Goyat at the King Abdullah Sports City in Saudi Arabia on July 12.

Khan lost to Terence Crawford via TKO at Madison Square Garden in New York City in his last fight on April 20, and has looked to bounce back swiftly by arranging a quick return to the ring.

The former unified junior welterweight world champion will take on India's Goyat for his regional welterweight belt, in what is Khan's first fight in the Middle East.

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"This is an exciting challenge that I have ahead of me. It will be the first time a British Pakistani will fight an Indian boxer, which eventually will bring the two nations together," Khan said.

"I would like to thank the Saudi government and General Sports Authority for giving me this opportunity, and I'm a firm believer in sport being a great healer.

"We are sportsmen and boxers and just want get in the ring and have a great fight.  Neeraj is a great champion and for me he is a fighter that I will have train to my best for."

Khan's record stands at 33 wins and five defeats, while 27-year-old Goyat has 11 victories from his 16 professional bouts.

The WBC has sanctioned the fight with a special "pearl title."

“Thank you to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman for recognizing this historic fight in Saudi Arabia by commissioning a special Pearl Championship belt to be made that will be fiercely fought for between me and Goyat,” Khan said.

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Comment by thack on 06-01-2019

This deluded quitter is beyond help but lets face it like himself it is a reflection on the idiot himself 'fighting' for a paper title against some other inept idiot. This prat belongs in pointless circus acts like this.

Comment by Joe shmo on 06-01-2019

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;19787372]20XX at their yearly convention the WBC unveils their new line of belts: The 2nd Place Belt: Good try lad The What Mandatory? Belt: Comes with a free shrug by Mauricio Sulaiman The Skipping in Line Belt: Go directly to…

Comment by Thraxox on 06-01-2019

I can't believe Khan actually said that with a straight face :lol1::lol1:

Comment by Thraxox on 06-01-2019

[QUOTE=angkag;19786830]A Daedric belt would be awesome ![/QUOTE] He's referring to the pokemon games. Also, Skyrim FTW!

Comment by BOXING-SCRIBE on 06-01-2019

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;19787336]Nah see the WBC Regular Belt is actually a key that unlocks the gateway to a fight for the WBC Diamond Belt.[/QUOTE] funny stuff.

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